Head-To-Head Comparison: Seanergy Maritime (SHIP) versus CAI International (CAI)

Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ: SHIP) and CAI International (NYSE:CAI) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Seanergy Maritime has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CAI International has a beta of 2.25, meaning that its stock price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.4% of Seanergy Maritime shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.1% of CAI International shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.5% of CAI International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Seanergy Maritime and CAI International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Seanergy Maritime $34.66 million 1.13 -$24.62 million ($0.47) -2.26
CAI International $294.35 million 1.97 $5.99 million $1.86 16.20

CAI International has higher revenue and earnings than Seanergy Maritime. Seanergy Maritime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CAI International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Seanergy Maritime and CAI International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seanergy Maritime 34.33% 79.04% 9.32%
CAI International 10.93% 7.11% 1.57%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Seanergy Maritime and CAI International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seanergy Maritime 0 0 1 0 3.00
CAI International 0 2 3 0 2.60

Seanergy Maritime currently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 183.02%. CAI International has a consensus price target of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 19.44%. Given Seanergy Maritime’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Seanergy Maritime is more favorable than CAI International.


CAI International beats Seanergy Maritime on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Seanergy Maritime

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is an international shipping company. The Company provides marine dry bulk transportation services through the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels. It owns a modern fleet of eleven dry bulk carriers, consisting of nine Capesizes and two Supramaxes, with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,682,582 deadweight tonnages (dwt) and an average fleet age of about 8.1 years. Its fleet comprises vessels, including Leadership, Gloriuship, Geniuship, Premiership, Squireship, Championship, Gladiatorship and Guardianship. The Company’s subsidiaries, which are all, owned by it either directly or indirectly, conduct all of its operations and own all of its operating assets. The Company manages its vessel’s operations, insurances and bunkering, and has the general supervision of its third-party technical and commercial managers. V.Ships Limited, which is an independent third party, provides technical management for its vessels.

About CAI International

CAI International, Inc. is a transportation finance and logistics company. The Company purchases equipment, primarily intermodal shipping containers and railcars, which it leases to its customers, and also manages equipment for third-party investors. The Company operates through three segments: container leasing, rail leasing and logistics. In operating the Company’s fleet, it leases, re-leases and disposes equipment and contracts for the repair, repositioning and storage of equipment. The Company also provides domestic and international logistics services. The Company leases its container equipment to lessees under long-term leases, short-term leases and finance leases. The Company’s long-term leases have terms of one year or more and specify the number of containers to be leased, the pick-up and drop-off locations.

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